Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Search for Cousin PIERRE CHOLET

I have just found an article on the Internet, published by Gregory Gerard SHOLETTE , 1998/2002, in which he describes his trip in search of whether the family lore about PIERRE CHOLET was true or imaginary.
Click on the title above
to read about Gregory SHOLETTE's discoveries
and relive the adventures of his cousin, Pierre CHOLET.

Pierre CHOLET/CHOLETTE, kidnapped in 1845 in QUÉBEC

Born in 1840,
the son of
Hyacinthe CHOLET & Angélique ANDRÉ dite ST-AMAND
Pierre & his brother, Toussaint CHOLET & their cousin, Pierre DOUCET were kidnapped in 1845-07-07 by a traveling merchant, who showed his wares to the two mothers. When they didn't purchase anything, he left saying: "You won't forget me." in an angry tone. On the way out of the village, he met the three boys, whom he enticed toward his wagon & pushed them in. Only Pierre survived the adventure that lasted many years.
A new translation of the biography of Pierre CHOLET,
"l'Enfant perdu et retrouvé ou Pierre Cholet" by J.-B. Proulx,
was published by
J.R. Koenig (July 30, 2007)
under the title
The book contains new maps, notes and illustrations that will prove of great interest to anyone researching the CHOLET- CHOLETTE surname.
The PREFACE of this book
may be found
by clicking on the ORANGE title above.